Artificial Organs

Lecturer: Dr.-Ing. Süleyman Yüce
Lecture: 2 hrs
Tutorials: 1 hrs
Course schedule: Please get them from the Course calendar RWTHOnline
Semester: Winterterm
Lecture notes: Available on Moodle
Language: English
Exam: Written exam

This course deals with the application of artificial internal organs, along with some coverage of other organs e.g. sensory organs, their pathophysiological backgrounds, and clinical indication. In this course, the students will learn the application of heart lung assist devices for short and long term therapies. They will learn the different types and functions of membrane lungs (oxygenators) and their membrane properties such as gas transfer capacity.

Furthermore, the various types of blood pumps such as pulsatile and non-pulsatile flow systems for intra- and extracorporeal applications are included. In addition, they will learn about current and future technologies, designs, and industrial realizations of the above mentioned devices and for heart valve repair or replacement.